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[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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BMW quitting F1..
« on: July 29, 2009, 05:45:12 am »
Its likely anyway. They have a press conference today in couple hours, retirement from F1 expected.

Marcus

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 05:50:06 am »
Holy shit.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 05:51:38 am »
It would be like that indeed, Robert Kubica unemployed.. should mix up the next year driver selections. :)

[SJ]Andy Fuller

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 06:46:13 am »
F1 never stops being a mess this year. Right when they were going to have to sign the new concord agreement, they decide this instead.   :fingers crossed: this announcement is not what we think it will be.
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[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 08:15:18 am »
Well.. its confirmed.

Quote from: autosport
BMW will quit F1 at the end of 2009

By Jonathan Noble    Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 08:02 GMT

BMW quits F1, 2009BMW has announced it is to quit Formula 1 at the end of the 2009 season, as AUTOSPORT predicted last night.

The news was confirmed at a press conference in Munich this morning, and comes on the back of a disappointing campaign for the outfit.

Dr. Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the BMW board, said: "Of course this was a difficult decsion for us. But it's a resolute step in view of our company's strategic realingment."

BMW will continue its other motorsport activities outside of F1.


EDIT:I wonder who will buy the team.. surely they are going to sell it.. Peter Sauber?
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[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 08:25:48 am »
bmw sucks

[SJ]nissan man

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 08:36:26 am »
this is not a huge shock, they majorly messed up this year and probably saw that they were so far behind the curve now it would take years to catch up. I think the era of factory F1 teams is nearing an end too. F1 might be returning to it's roots, the private team.

[SJ]Andrew Dawes

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009, 11:40:16 am »
F1 might be returning to it's roots


they do seem to be trying to drive it into the ground  :badaboomtish:

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2009, 11:57:26 am »
FOTA teams have announced they will help the BMW team continue, of course it wont be BMW, and nothing is certain at this point..
Epsilon Euskadi allready indicated their interest in the one free spot, if the BMW team wont continue in any form.

[SJ]hendrix

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2009, 12:23:26 pm »
dam f1   I am finding it very boring again.. all this internal fighting, teams dropping out. And huge amounts of money being wasted and i still fall asleep watching it  :sulk:   lets go karting hehe

[SJ]nissan man

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 09:04:54 pm »
dam f1   I am finding it very boring again.. all this internal fighting, teams dropping out. And huge amounts of money being wasted and i still fall asleep watching it  :sulk:   lets go karting hehe

well it is a Sport, not entertainment

[SJ]ski9600

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2009, 11:46:41 pm »
This suxor, I hope the pole (Kubicka) :cry: can find a ride somewhere!

[SJ]Tornado

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2009, 12:34:10 am »
Well Schumi coming back will excite things for the rest of the season anyways.

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[SJ]DaveGardner

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2009, 10:12:26 pm »
This suxor, I hope the pole (Kubicka) :cry: can find a ride somewhere!


i think kubica has proven he can drive with a good car under him, it would be nice to see him drive for another team, they need to et rid of some dead wood in f1, the ones who consistently can't make the top 15 in qualifying, depsite having the same cars as their team-mates.

Dave

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: BMW quitting F1..
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2009, 11:54:47 pm »
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they do seem to be trying to drive it into the ground

I see what you did there Andy :)

I think I'm fortunate in that I'm not an F1 'nut', I take it for what it is and kind of enjoy the soap opera machinations that are going on.
Don't string me up purists, I enjoy the weekends a lot, but I can enjoy the theatre off track almost as much as the spectacle on track.